In order to provide Ukraine with humanitarian assistance, the Russian government will contribute $5 million to the budget of the UN's World Food Program, the press service of the Russian government reports.
"The draft regulation on making a contribution to the budget of the UN's World Food Program to finance the costs associated with the provision of humanitarian assistance to the population of Ukraine is adopted by the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The decision regarding the expense of funds from the 2014 state budget is to give up to 5 million US dollars in the form of a lump sum voluntary target contribution of the Russian Federation in the budget of the World Food Program Fund (WFP) to finance the costs associated with the provision of humanitarian assistance to the population of Ukraine via the UN WFP," the document states.
The Ministry of Finance was instructed to make payments from the 2014 budget under "International relations and international cooperation".
It is to be recalled that Russia has sent another humanitarian convoy which is being formed in a chain of 120 trucks near Rostov. The trucks will enter the territory of Donbas through the border controlled by the militants.